Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Leave Star Wars' Untitled Han Solo Film

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film, the studio has announced. According to the official website, the two left over "creative differences." A new director will be announced soon according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

Filming of the project began in January, and according to sources there were only three weeks left of shooting so their departure comes at quite a shock. The film will center around a young Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich, and his adventures across the galaxy before he met Obi Wan and Luke in Star Wars: A New Hope. The film also stars Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian,Woody Harrelson as Solo's mentor, Beckett, and Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton in untitled roles.

Despite the loss of its directors, the untitled Han Solo film is still scheduled for release on May 25, 2018. 

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